In a press release, “Vermont Bumble Bees in Peril,” Leif is quoted on the importance of wild bees for pollination in Vermont and possible threats to their populations. http://vtdigger.org/2013/12/02/vce-vermont-bumble-bees-peril/
Everyone is back from summer fieldwork, and Gabby Pardee has joined the EEB program as a new member of the Irwin lab!
Zak and Christine taught modules on pollination biology as part of the IGERT program’s field seminar in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland. Link to blog post: http://dartmouthigert.wordpress.com/2013/08/01/learning-to-bombus-its-a-verb/
Rob successfully defended his PhD thesis, “Microbial Mediation of Plant-Pollinator Interactions,” on Tuesday!